One of our clients (aged 49) attended her daughter’s wedding reception at a hotel in Swindon. The dance floor at the reception was only a temporary construction and had been erected beforehand. There were small gaps between the floor panels. Whilst our client was dancing, one of her stiletto heels got caught in one of the gaps, causing her to fall over and break her right arm. She had to undergo surgery. Fortunately, she has made a good recovery from this injury and there was no claim for loss of earnings.
After receiving our letter of claim, the insurers of the hotel admitted liability. We were able to negotiate a settlement for her.
S. J. Edney solicitors obtained £11,700 for this client in 2009